Artistic Gifted and Talented Program Information
The Artistic Gifted and Talented program of District Five is designed to meet the needs of students who have been identified as artistically gifted and talented in the area of visual arts. The Artistic Gifted and Talented program, or the Creations program, serves identified students in grades 3-6. The Creations program emphasizes the use of higher level artistic and creative skills and allows artistically gifted and talented students to further develop and explore their abilities in an after-school small group setting. Entrance into the Creations program is based on artistic abilities and achievements in the area of visual arts. Identified students in Grades 7-12 are served in Advanced Art classes and AP Art.
Students may be referred for screening by teachers, parents, or themselves. Referral forms are available from your child's art teacher or at the links at the bottom of this page. They are due by the opening of the next screening window. Placement into the program is determined by meeting state-mandated performance criteria in a student-created portfolio. Students can be referred and screened in Grades 2-6. The screening takes place during two screening windows each school year, late fall and late spring. As part of the screening process, students will develop a portfolio of their art work to demonstrate their artistic abilities and knowledge. A portion of this art work can be completed at home, while the rest must be completed at school. These portfolios will then be scored by qualified art educators who evaluate the portfolio in the areas of:
Use of Color
Students whose portfolios receive a state mandated qualifying score will be invited to be a part of the Creations program. Parents of students who are referred for screening will receive final notification of the results of the screening. Students who do not initially meet the qualifications for admittance may be referred and screened multiple times. Each school sets their own meeting dates and times for Creations. Please contact your child's art teacher for your school's specific Creations schedule. Please call Matthew Wofford, Director of Fine Arts, at 949-2350 if you have any questions concerning the referral or screening process.
2019-2020 Screening Dates
Fall: December 2-6
Spring: April 27-May 1